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Newcastle Unchanged For Tottenham

3:01 pm, Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 325 Comments

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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Tottenham this afternoon and as expected the team is unchanged from that which got a surprise 2-0 win against Liverpool last Sunday.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in the Tottenham line-up today.

Teams:

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (c); Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Tom Carroll, Eric Dier; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Harry Kane
Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Josh Onomah, Heung-Min Son

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

This is another tough game for Newcastle but on the positive side of things it´s another chance for the lads to get a good result and drive the confidence up among the players.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about Spurs – who have been in good form this season:

“Tottenham are at home and in good form.” “Harry Kane is scoring goals and their players are playing well so it’s not an easy place to go.”

“We will have to be fully focused and intent on giving a performance and fight for the result.”

“Spurs are a good team. They have a good squad of players and they play with a very high intensity. That gives us a good platform to put in a performance.”

“They’re on a great run and if they weren’t in the Europa League, I think they’d be title contenders or at least a top four side.”

“The further you go in the competition the bigger effect it has on the team, but I think they’ll be okay this week because they’ve already qualified. We fully expect to face a very energetic Spurs side on Sunday.”

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325 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    The games do not get any easier….
    We need 3 but I would take a point now.
    Wonder which Toon team turns up today?

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    So McClaren doesn’t like to tamper with a wining formula 😉

  • 3 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    no surprises here. hopefully perez & jean miro come on for cisse and anita sooner rather than later

  • 4 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    I wonder how we’ll all be feeling when this thread comes to an end.

  • 5 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    nonplussed

  • 6 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Tom Carroll’s contract runs out this summer, a player McClaren & co should be taking a good look at today.

  • 7 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    hope SDJ another decent game….need to get him upto speed soon as possible

  • 8 manxpie // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Well a 4-0 nil win will put us 14th but I’ll be happy with just the 3 points for now

  • 9 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    I think the ref Roger East gets things right today, since 2013 he has given 101 yellow cards and six reds, including sending off the wrong player at Old Trafford when Man U played Sunderland.

    He sent off Wes Brown when it should have been John O’Shea. Just in case anyone was interested.

    Hope he has a good game for us today.

  • 10 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Pace, power and aggression is what we struggle with, not much of it in the Spurs team. Strill expecting a loss, but confident we won’t be overran, let’s see eh!

  • 11 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Oh, we’re long overdue a pen too! Be kind please ref.

  • 12 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    hopefully the ref in the coventry game used up the daily quota bollick decisions!lol

  • 13 bettyswallocks // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Jesper…….. Will you be forcing yourself to watch today?

  • 14 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Thauvin Perez and Mitro on as impact players at some stage.

  • 15 lukes26 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Hopefully tottenham are as poor today as liverpool were last week.

  • 16 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Colback has been a bit rusty since coming back from injury, we really need him to step up today. I think Colback is a sublime passer when he is on form.

  • 17 nightfa11 // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Mclarens tactics: telling everyone that every team we play against is a title contender 🙂

  • 18 Belfast // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Yeah Jesper do tell us ? I think you should just give it a miss to be honest.

  • 19 Belfast // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Weed the garden or something.

  • 20 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:42 PM

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  • 21 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Depends which team turns up today. Still a bit surprised at the obvious increased effort last week.
    If they can replicate that effort -and don’t make any gaffes could get a result.
    2 -1 to the Toon.

  • 22 davetoon // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Hopefully Sissoko and Gini can have as much impact this week

  • 23 bettyswallocks // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Jesper……….. I would like to think you are going to watch. It will certainly help you to give a better opinion of how we are playing etc.

  • 24 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Jesper is a casual, his opinion is worth nought.

  • 25 Malta Mag // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Tough game today and I’m nervous as that Palace game is still embedded in my mind. In reality with the players we have, we should be able to perform anywhere however that soft under belly is still present and I would have to say another step back today with a 0-2 defeat. I hope I’m wrong……

  • 26 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    worth as much as yours or mine

  • 27 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Interested to see what team shows up. If we approach the game with the attitude that we approached the Liverpool game, I reckon we can get something out of it, but with the form the Spuds are in…

  • 28 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Harry Kane can be extremely wasteful at times, if Kane has one of his poor games, we should have a chance.

    Not sure I trust Cisse up at the other end either.

  • 29 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    It really depends on how we play because I think we can cause them problems going forward but if we just let them walk all over us and not put any tackles in then it will be a walk in the park

    I do worry about their pace on the flanks though Rose and Walker are rapid compared to Dummett and Janmaat

  • 30 catchy in norway // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    the only thing different in both these teams is confidence, i think we could be as good as them if they had belief , our bench has the stronger players

  • 31 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Janmaat rightly giving Sissoko an earful there, why he dallied so long only he knows.

  • 32 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Cisse blocking a goal bound effort – what a nugget!

  • 33 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    God i hate Cisse….and that stupid retarded smile.

  • 34 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    If the ref is giving a free-kick for that ‘push’ by Sissoko then there should be hundreds each match.

  • 35 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Get Mitro on!!

  • 36 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Being dangerously dispossessed too easily in our own half. Can’t get out.

    Need to up the intensity, not at the same level as last week so far.

  • 37 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Sissoko lazy again.

    We’re loosing the ball too much.

  • 38 toonbrother // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Sissoko abuse is pretty shocking
    He is our best player by a countryy mile

  • 39 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    So far we have been poor, and look like we are their for the taking. We cannot string two passes together, and have resorted to hoofing it up field to their back four, talk about inviting pressure.

    It’s only a matter of time until they score I think.

  • 40 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    They’re picking up everything, our midfield is non-existent.

  • 41 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    No presence up front, we need an out ball.

  • 42 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Even our throw-ins totally aimless and nowhere near our own player. We’re looking solid enough at the back at least.

  • 43 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    We’re making this far too easy for Spurs. Too much respect.

  • 44 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    FFS! Mbemba nervy and unnecessary pass back to Elliot who’s kicking has gone to shite recently.

  • 45 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    What a load of crap.

  • 46 ToonDownSouth // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    toonbrother

    You think – watching the game today – that Sissoko is our best player, by a country mile? :/

  • 47 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Janmaat playing well, Gini coming into the game a bit more.

  • 48 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Cannot get into the game at all – no outlets at all + Elliot is a tub of lard.

  • 49 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    De Jong is Mike’s horse. Cart horse.

  • 50 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Toonbrother
    Sissoko and Gini are the only real quality. They’ve still got to perform and lift the strugglers.

  • 51 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Papiss you bloody moron.! what goes on in his head i’ll never know.

  • 52 LGFUAD21 // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Chill lads.

    Spurs are a very good team this year. We’ve defending alright. We’ll grow into it if we keep the back door shut.

    Still feel we could do with Mitrovic and his hold up play in games like this.

  • 53 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    We get in a good position and rightly end up with a booking. The story of this game and our season so far.

  • 54 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    sissoko is the cart horse

  • 55 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Another typical Jamnutz delivery. That’s what I’m talking about.

  • 56 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Aye. Stop calling him fat.

  • 57 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Great save tub o’ lard

  • 58 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Does the cart have wheels?

  • 59 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    What a save by Rob !

    Sissoko asleep again….someone needs to kick him in the arse

  • 60 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    koko ball watching again

  • 61 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    bettyswallocks…I have decided to actually, even though McClaren does my head in!

    …playing the same team against Spurs just because they won at Liverpool is just showing he’s unprepared.

  • 62 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    It seems we have a plan to test Elliot’s injury to near destruction.

  • 63 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    That was always coming.

  • 64 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    From a effing corner!

    Defence, give Elliot a hand would ya’! FFS!

    Shown nothing outside of the first few mins to show me we can come back. We go down and we usually fall apart.

  • 65 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    @TheToonKing: Oh, didn’t you hear? He always gives 100%. Apparently this is it.

  • 66 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Been coming….we’ve been sh1t.

    Sissoko at fault again. Drop him already, needs a reality check.

    Hope it-s not 5-0 now.

  • 67 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Hail…my opinion I would think holds as much merit as the next one…and as I feared I am right!

  • 68 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Well it’s been coming, and if we continue to play like we are it will be a case of how many.

  • 69 The Newcastle Armchair // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Time to bring on sameobi

  • 70 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    tub o’ lard – no save.

  • 71 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    What was Colo doing, out of position which lead to the corner and he didn’t even pick up a man at the corner. Hard to watch much more of him,

  • 72 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Obertans
    There’s your answer. If the cart had wheels, one’s come off.

    Shirley Temple lets us down BIG STYLE AGAIN. Is Makro the only daft bastard left who can’t see it?

  • 73 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    the continuous demand for more CB will still continue but we can continue with this current batch of striker all they want for now because we’ve not got the wingers to even create them just a group of midfielders who all like getting into the centre.

    I could see us going behind and it’s happened.

  • 74 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Get Perez and Thauvin on, we need some pace, creativity. Team’s half asleep again.

  • 75 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    See the commentary team are as un-bias as ever.

  • 76 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    commentators talking out their arses again

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Belfast…I probably should have given it a miss

  • 78 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Even the commentators were saying before K.O. how woeful Shirley is.

  • 79 toonbrother // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    the colocinni curse continues

  • 80 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    TheToonKing
    Thauvin is SHIT.

  • 81 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Jesper

    No, opinions are based on knowledge and reasoning, if you’re deficient in either, your opinion can’t be as valuable as somebody who has more in either or both. Funny use of the word merit, merit is by definition earned and not an unchanging equaliser,

  • 82 colwell // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Have Spurs got 15 players on the pitch? They have free men every where?

    I know we have 10 as Cisse is some where on the pitch only time I know he is is when the offside flag goes up or he is passing to a Spurs player.

  • 83 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    We need to borrow Garde for the team talk.

  • 84 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Elliot had done well, but why not use two hands instead of one, looked like a tame goal to let in to me.

  • 85 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    well your s is worth fackall

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Hail…I am not going to have a discussion with you about knowledge and especially not reasoning;

    …you most be out of your mind!

  • 87 Nufc-83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Cisse is clearly a nice person but it’s getting to the point in which I want him to sustain a career ending injury (hopefully insurance would give him payout so he is happy lol). I can’t take watching such a poor player anymore

  • 88 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Thauvin on , Perez on

    Colback needs to come off hes going to get sent off move Wijnaldum into the middle and take Cisse off

  • 89 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Shame, cos I think we set out to contain early on and it was working for 30. Now we need a foothold after half time and look to counter. It’s not too bad in the context of where both teams are. I think spurs will tire later, we need to still be in it then.

  • 90 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Blackley, at the moment so is everyone on the pitch. Thauvin at least has some trickery in his bag.

  • 91 Bri // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    No creativity from us whatsoever.Two pacy wingers and a goal scoring forward in January please Mike

  • 92 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    best thing kokos done

  • 93 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Shame about Cisse getting in De Jong’s way, it could have set the game up nicely.

  • 94 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Sissoko is so frustrating
    Cisse is clueless
    Colo again loses his man

    Mitro for Cisse second half

    Still do not know what Cisse was doing when SDJ took that shot

  • 95 bettyswallocks // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Has Harry Kane got a harelip?

  • 96 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    As much as I’d like to blame Colo for that goal, I can’t help but feel the commentators were bang on – is this the zonal system that we’re employing? Because Colo should never have dropped off into space, but it obviously seems like it was something that was requested by McClaren.

    Also, why was Anita on the back post? He was never getting up to the top corner.

  • 97 catchy in norway // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    cisse for mitro,, we need someone to hold the ball up and bully them, right now it is to easy for them

  • 98 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Our entire attacking threat is solely dependent on whether Sissoko or Wijnaldum turn in great solo performances, there’s no method.

    Elliot our best player so far after two great saves. Defence failed to wake up after two big warnings minutes previous.

    Cisse more a hindrance than a help so far, passing stray, offside, faffing with laces, blocking our only chance. He’s definitely more lively and fitter than recent times, closing down better, but it’s not enough.

  • 99 colwell // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    De Jong could work well with Mitro, we have no fight up top or hold up play.

    We really are missing an outlet keep them on the back foot but we need to buy one first.

  • 100 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    If Mitro comes on, he needs to press like Cisse has, not saunter around blaming everyone else in a strop.

  • 101 Rotonda heights // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    so sad to see how far we have fallen when you see a team sheet with

    Dummet
    Colo
    Colback
    Cisse

    on it.

    How many of ours would get in spurs team.
    Predictably defensive and paying the price again.

    How is perez on the bench and cisse playing. Only thing he’s done is block SDJ’s shot!!

  • 102 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    TheToonKing
    Thauvin would never get near a black and white for me.

    And Shirley Temple should’ve been stripped of his shirt at the start of the season. Makro is a blind man wearing sun glasses in a sealed box. That defending was diabolical. Same all season. That’s why we’re in the relegation zone.

  • 103 JDdubai // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Cisse

    Offside
    Poor touch
    Pass to their team
    Jog about
    Offisde
    Block SDJs shot
    Offisde
    Poor touch
    Jog about
    Offside
    …….

  • 104 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    maybe the conspiracy is correct, we do only play decent when it’s a home match live on TV. We certainly aren’t playing so well against spurs and it’s more like 12 v 10 cisse being the extra spurs defender.

  • 105 JamesToon // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Come on we need to show a bit of ambition going forward. Get Wijnaldum in the game more, bring on Mitro and Perez

  • 106 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Fat Rob hasn’t done much wrong, would have been two down already. Spurs quicker, more if confident, better passers by far. We can’t string anything together, and are playing as disjointed individuals, hence constant pressure. Colo drifted off there. But again the near post area bereft of any marking. We need a change up to play higher up the pitch or I see two more goals coming as we tire.

  • 107 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Keep saying about De Jong. Shit. I hope his fans can see it now.

  • 108 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Jesper

    I didn’t want a discussion, just making you aware of what the word merit means (it has no connection with cosy fluffy egalitarianism like you stated) and informing you that you don’t have any when it comes to matters NUFC. Cheers!

  • 109 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Cisse isn’t to blame for anything except vainly searching for some proper service. Bit clueless to blame forwards for not performing when there’s nothing coming from midfield.

  • 110 Rotonda heights // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    where is the possession football SM??
    61% the lowest in 4 years in a PL game.
    Sunday league hoofers who haven’t got the players and pass and movement to play out from the back

  • 111 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    sissoko is weak in the challenge and half asleep today but hs tried to get forward,passing is poor all over the pitch and second to everything…poor half..,cisse control and passing has been poor,colo has got to be stronger losing everything in the air….not exactly what i was hoping for but theres been a few glimpses that we might get a chance and while its only 1-0 we have a chance…..solid half especially first 10-15mins required

  • 112 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    @Hail Wor Ashley: Isn’t that the Newcastle United way? Forget about the team, rely on individual brilliance.

  • 113 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Graham Carr should be put in the stocks tomorrow morning and pelted with rotten fruit.

  • 114 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Playing hoofball because we dare not take Spurs on playing football.

    This game is over for us, I agree we are 10 v 12 Cisse is just a man off, he cost us a goal chance, and walked back smiling, well done Cisse.

  • 115 The Newcastle Armchair // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    64% pass completion in the first half.

    I’d have more chance on us losing this game than making a fcuking pass

  • 116 lukes26 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    people think its the defense that is poor, which is somewhat true…but it’s the midfield which is really the problem

    if you cant hold possession and just hoof it..youll be caught out eventually.

    dummett and anita are not comfortable on the ball…cisse, wiji and de jong are not the types who are going to expose space in defense. Which means we always attack through the right wing.

  • 117 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Cannot see Wally making any changes at half time

  • 118 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    RH

    It’s nothing to do with playing defensive it’s purely a sh1t team packed with mercenries and the squad itself being overloaded with players in positions like CM whilst wingers and fast paced players are threadbare.

    We played the attacking game against both scums and stoke but lost, we played defencive against bourmoth and liverpool going on to win.

  • 119 benjohnsen // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    I feel that everything bad thing start from the backfour then going forward like domino. It starts with Coloccini and defence. They can never be left to themselves so midfield need to always help out. Anita and Colback that is. Since the midfield must focus mostly on covering up for defence, they cannot provide any service going forward. Hence, the striker(s) never get a decent chance to score.

    With a better defence we can have more focus going forward. We all know what Cisse can do in the box, he is a natural goal scorer, but he needs the service. Even Mitrovic and De Jong can turn good if they get the right service.

  • 120 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    I am absolutely livid with this performance. I’d love to be in the dressing room now. And when I got home off the bus, I’d be knocking Graham Carr out of bed to tell him what a pile of shite he’s signed.

  • 121 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Blackley, that’s you and your opinion. It’s waaaaay to early to write Thauvin off.

  • 122 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Hail…maybe you should just go back to watching the game

  • 123 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Cisse again, move breaks down after a neat lay-off from De Jong. He’s just far too nonchalant in possession, which he doesn’t have the ability for so instead becomes carelessness.

  • 124 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    I don’t think our approach is too bad in this game. Spurs are in good form,flying high in the league and are strong at home. They have quick incisive players and a fluid style. We can’t go toe to toe with a team like this with the players we have. Let’s be honest we would be 4 nowt down if we were that naive. Its the execution that hasn’t been as good as we’d hope. if it’s still 1 nil at 70 mins we can get something. Yes it’s hard work for us but a few of theirs will also tire. We have to be in it with15 mins left, then I really think we can nick something from this game.

  • 125 Nufc-83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Tsunki wake up you clown cisse gave the ball away multiple times and blocked a sdj shot from offside position!! Get him off now ffs!!!

  • 126 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Brace brace brace!

  • 127 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    firebug #114…which begs the question why did McClaren field the exact same team as the one playing Liverpool?

  • 128 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Tsunki

    But when the attacks constantly break down because your striker gives it away or is offside, then he is partly to blame. Midfield can’t supply if they can’t get up the pitch.

  • 129 Tuttelbom // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Sissoko is in the Champions league I see?
    Hes def not in the game, so Ill guess hes head is somewhere around Europe.
    Cisse is so poor that I mostly want to cry, and I dont even wanna talk about Colback and Anita.

  • 130 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    chod

  • 131 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Did I say how much I hate Cisse ?

  • 132 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Too many with little footballing ability. Dummet and Cisse are just horrible on the ball for starters.

  • 133 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    1st look: Ali dived there man. Very theatrical?

  • 134 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Cisse, you have one job!

    Good play from Sissoko, need more of it.

  • 135 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Nufc-83 you are a blog clown of old and I still remember your awful behaviour some time back Re jimmymagpie. Less said the better. Cisse did ok just there though eh?

  • 136 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    utter chod

  • 137 bladeuser // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    CISSE couldn’t hit the target if the goal posts were on corner flags I mean come on people he is a shocking striker
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT
    SHEEP Out

  • 138 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    If Cisse isn’t bagging them, then he’s worthless.

  • 139 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    That’s Sissoko right there. Fantastic break, run and pass!

  • 140 knottsy82 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    If a premier league striker can’t work the keeper from that distance he has no business being on the pitch, cisse useless

  • 141 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    TheToonKing
    Mark my words on Thauvin. I’ve seen players come and go over 40 plus years. Laugh your tits off at me if I’m wrong. I won’t be. Thauvin will be as much of a disaster as Cabella. Worse in fact.

  • 142 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    I’m just saying a desperate figure like Cisse gets little chance with the poor service and goes hunting. it’s panic basically. Our midfield is the worst in the league. Maybe mitro is better suited to this rubbish I don’t know, but he’s hardly set the world alight has he?

  • 143 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    mucca in a daze

  • 144 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    JT

    Aren’t we all?

  • 145 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Everyone hated Cisse against Liverpool didn’t they. You useless hypocrites

  • 146 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Well done de Jong. Can’t take a bastard corner.

  • 147 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    cant beat the first man

  • 148 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    subs at 60 mins how predictable

  • 149 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Our magical midfield. Nutting the ball up to their defenders rinse repeat

  • 150 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Gotta be time for Perez by now. Every minute after 60 without Perez on the pitch is another minute wasted.

  • 151 Munster Mag // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Blackley i totally agree.i rarely get players wrong and thauvin is not up to it.

  • 152 lochinvar // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    See West Brom had a goal disallowed one minute after they scored – looks like the ref / 4th official told the linesman to wave his flag

    Yet again time for TMO’s

  • 153 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Mitro and perez up top for the last half hour!!

  • 154 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    It’s not hypocritical, he did well against Liverpool and even against Palace he was prob our best player, but today he’s been crap from the off. Can’t fault him for effort though, looks fitter and more involved than for a long time.

    Need to build a head of steam, Spurs have been lulled, need to take advantage.

  • 155 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Had ya pash man laaads. It’s all part of the Masterplan.

  • 156 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    It obvious McClaren needs to play three in the middle and if he wants to lump the ball at least have the common decency to play Mitro on top and not Cisse!

  • 157 catchy in norway // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    got to be kidding me

  • 158 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    At last. Makro’s taken his sun glasses off.

  • 159 The Newcastle Armchair // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Weak up front, nowt in the middle and shite at the back.

    And that’s just Steve McClarens hair

  • 160 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Siem for Cisse? So Cisse retains the out and out striker role…. okay then.

  • 161 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Argh, Sissoko man, so hot and cold it’s frustrating as hell.

  • 162 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Sissoko is pissing me off..

  • 163 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Not you actually Hail, more that nugget nufc-83, who has too much to say for someone whose opinions differ from what actually happens.

    Cisse btw has been our only threat. Whether you like the idea or not.

  • 164 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    The Newcastle…
    🙂 Ha ha nice work there!

  • 165 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    When Anita plays passes off the floor, he almost never gets enough elevation, thinks everybody is 5ft and a peanut like him.

  • 166 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Sorry but with service like that from Perez, not many strikers will score. Business as usual.

  • 167 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    We could still nick a point. It’s crying out for Mitrovic.

  • 168 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Okaaay then!

  • 169 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    We are crying out for a Charles Austin. As some of us said preseason.

  • 170 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    the only performance again worthy of praise is the travelling fans

  • 171 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    you get free kicks if you squeal like a stuck pig then

  • 172 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Life’s unshakeable certainties. You’re born, you pay tax, you die, and Cisse gets caught offside.

  • 173 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    do we just pass to their keeper then is that how it goes

  • 174 bladeuser // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Is cisse paying some of u lot how can u not see he is garbage and SISSOKO is lazy as F@@@ away from home as I write stinky is off
    ASH OUT
    SMAC OUT
    COLO OUT
    SHEEP Out

  • 175 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Here we go lads. 1-1 Mitrovic

  • 176 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    C’mon Mitro, make your mark, show you want it in the right way!

  • 177 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Howay, whip this in for Mitro to attack!

  • 178 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Perez and Mitro’s partnership back together, hallelujah… the only positive thing we have had this season, apart from Wijnaldum’s performances on form.

  • 179 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Mitro !! I’ll take that

  • 180 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    YESSSSS COLO KNOCKED IT BACK IN !!!!!!!!!

  • 181 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    GET IN THERE!

    Mitrovic ya beauty!

    Take those all day. Gowoorn!

  • 182 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    From a set play……omg

    What price we get a penalty to win it

  • 183 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    ha…

  • 184 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Finally a ball into the box

  • 185 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Get in bonny lad. 2 inches out. They’re the best ones.

  • 186 Obertans_on_roids // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    “Call me mystic mac, coz i predict these things” – Conor McGregor

  • 187 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Mitro offering the steel we needed up front.

    We really need to keep possession in the final third to really make the most of Sting. Reckon he could link up well with Mitro if we were to play that high pressing game (ahahahaha)

  • 188 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    GOAL
    MITROVIC

    for once you can give colo praise too for his header back into box.

  • 189 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Wait for it…wait for it…NOW! Push that button!

  • 190 Nufc-83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Tsunki re jimmymagpie I said at the time if it was proved then I would wholeheartedly apologise but I still think it was a fake to this day so do one

  • 191 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Now we jut need Thauvin on

  • 192 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Cisse would have missef that….

  • 193 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Two goals from corners
    Just about sums this game up

    WE NEVER SCORE FROM CORNERS !!!!!!!

  • 194 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    @John: Did you see Bournemouth’s opener yesterday?

    McClaren saw it and thought “now there’s a gameplan.”

  • 195 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Colo should be an expert at that move. He’s been done by it often enough. He’s had plenty front seat demos of it.

  • 196 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Perez man, need to be smarter than that, allowed them out with a needless push, Shola used to be the master of that.

    Sissoko man, wasteful as heck.

  • 197 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I think spurs are paying for their running. It looks like they are tiring.

  • 198 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    That was our chance….
    We need to take these few chances

  • 199 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Never a yellow

  • 200 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Never a yellow

  • 201 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Spurning our chances.

    Perez should have just took aim and fired for between the legs there.

  • 202 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Can you appeal yellows?
    Perez a striker was going for a ball in the box !

  • 203 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Why was the Perez/Mitro partnership broken up, even when they are not scoring, they are like a pair of vipers, threatening to pounce at any moment.

  • 204 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Perez changed the game.

    Sissoko is fu3king everything up.

  • 205 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Perez unfortunate yellow. Don’t think he deserved it

  • 206 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Ref just guessing on that throw

  • 207 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    19 attempts to 7.

    Christ.

  • 208 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Colo playing high stakes game now, charging out at every opportunity. Good to see him take a stinger for once.

  • 209 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Tsunki…studs first is a yellow

  • 210 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Just in.. Looks like it will be an exciting finish HWTL!!!

  • 211 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Great battling Mitro. Keep that up all season. Not just the odd game.

  • 212 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    AncientC

    Because your mind is altering the past, they showed promise early on yes, but were as bad as anybody when we were getting routinely beaten. They both look hungry again, so maybe it worked.

  • 213 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Ancient I think it was because we were losing all our games 🙂

  • 214 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    This game is made for Mitro
    The Spurs players are shit scared of him
    Did you see Elliot wince after that kick ?
    Why oes no one take them for him ?

  • 215 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    does even

  • 216 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    I’ll take the draw. I’ve seen too much heartache over the years.

  • 217 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Want Mitro to score a stonking glorious header and flatten a CB in the process for the winner please, footballing gods.

  • 218 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Now’s the time!

  • 219 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Hail Wor Ashley, My mind is not altering the past whatsoever, unlike yourself I study the statistics etc. Perez has been in our top 4 players this season. Who compliments Perez better than Mitrovic?

  • 220 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Mitro ha ha I admit Cisse doesn’t offer that kind of aggro. Come on lads!

  • 221 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Why waste the damn set-piece ffs!?

    Shite for brains.

  • 222 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    All up gor the einner and Dummett delivers a stinker.

  • 223 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Lamela off! Good news!

  • 224 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Jesus Mitro….

  • 225 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    How did he not connect?

  • 226 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    OMG. I shouted so loud I frightened the bairn.

  • 227 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    AncientC

    If you’re so acquainted with stas, you should know one of the golden rules, they never tell the full story. Don’t take it personal.

    Mitro fluffed his line, plonker.

    Always say he takes 3/4 chances to score 1, least he has since been here.

  • 228 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    If my comments are off a bit it’s because I’m Lagging real time a few minutes because am watching on internet.

  • 229 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Blackley

    I know what you mean our lass is still giving me daggers.

  • 230 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    mitrcovic could be a decent striker long term but he certainly shouldn’t be wasting those sort of chances given.

  • 231 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Yrsssssdsssdddgggjjjjjgxxj

  • 232 manxpie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Get in!!!!

  • 233 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Àaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i xant believe it

  • 234 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    who cares

    GOALLLLLLL!

    PEREZ

  • 235 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    That’s the value of staying in the game boys! Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • 236 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Get in

  • 237 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    WHAT A BEUATY!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Amazing stuff!

    Bought the ticket shooting from there and won it!

    YES! YES! YES!

  • 238 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    get in

  • 239 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    four if not more to the spuds im afraid

    F@ck off and die c@nt

    Ha ha ha

  • 240 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    OMG Perez 😉

  • 241 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    That was the Mitro/Perez partnership at work for that goal, you may have noticed, Wor Ashley.

  • 242 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    This what happens when we dont concede 6.

  • 243 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    fcuk you spuds

  • 244 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Well maybe this should be a reminder to McClaren that just because you win a game it does not mean the exact same team gets an automatic start!

    …you need to fit the team to match the opponent.

  • 245 Mag52 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Hail the come back kings !
    Great win lads.

  • 246 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    I don’t believe it! Cheers lloris! Hang on lads gang in! Ha! Done it!

  • 247 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    6 points from Liverpool & Tottenham. That’ll do.

  • 248 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    That’s it, all over.

    The beautiful game!

    Lovely! Nice to feel happy all said and done!

    Great stuff.

  • 249 Thump // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Well that was unexpected

  • 250 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Well after the first half I thought this game was over, I will hold my hands up, This is a great win for us.

  • 251 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Whoooooooopooooooooo

    Get in !!!!!!!!!!!

    3 points !!!!!!

  • 252 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Perez is a great opportunist finisher, so sharp when he has to take them early.

  • 253 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Absolute top draw effort from Mitro and Perez.

  • 254 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    I’m in shock folks, don’t know how to react 😆

  • 255 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Much better second half, we’re above Chelsea, out of the bottom 3, back to back wins since ages !!!!

    Don’t loose to Villa now 😀

  • 256 benjohnsen // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    That is one insane comeback, considering the mental state this squad has been through.

  • 257 Mag52 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Above Chelski !
    Good stuff.

  • 258 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    AnciewntC

    Aye it was, great!

  • 259 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Hi long since we came back from losing? I thought we would be brought down today, happy to be wrong!

    Looks like SDJ wasn’t the answer today. Good subs by SM today quite clever, our legs outrun theirs

  • 260 Belfast // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    What a win brilliant

  • 261 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    FT Spus 1 -2 Newcastle WIN

    Forget the cisse block not bothered mitrovic missed that chance all I’ll be thinking about is that WIN.

    HWTL

  • 262 lochinvar // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Ashley and Charnley in love hug
    I won’t join them if you don’t mind but well done lads !
    Hats off to our fans who travelled …Toon Raiders

  • 263 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    6 points Liverpool and Spurs!!!!!!! Perez and Mitro score!!!

  • 264 Rotonda heights // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Did that really just happen. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 265 lukes26 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    what a game. Perez and mitro amazing

    sissoko though..geez..i know he doesnt defend..but what a game from him

  • 266 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Are we 15 th? Nurse! Oxygen! : D

  • 267 MacToon // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Unbelievable. Well played the Toon and bring on the Villa!

  • 268 Nufc-83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Never see cisse again hopefully he’s the new Danny Simpson. Perez been our best player all season probably ahead of gini IMO so should be playing every game. Top 2nd half

  • 269 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Combination of scoring more than 1, conceding less than 2, it being away from home in London, going behind, and a goal from a set-piece leaves me in utter disbelief at the result.

  • 270 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    I’ve heard at half time so livid was Makro that he got out of his sealed box, took off his sunglasses and started hitting the lads with his white stick.

  • 271 catchy in norway // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    can you believe it ? i can, i had them for the win, and the only thing i thought is different about our squads is confidence, it is coming though

    6 points when out of the last 2 games, and well deserved 6 points too against 2 good teams in good form

    proud of them

  • 272 manxpie // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Jesper it was a perfect game plan in the end especially away to have them come on when spurs were tiring was a good decision

  • 273 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Possibly time for Mrs Tuff to stop calling our head coach Wally ?

  • 274 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Shut up Belfast. It was though wasn’t it ha ha.

    E-I-E-I-E-I-O Up the premier league we go!

  • 275 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Benjohnson
    Excellently put / summed up!

  • 276 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    erm….anyone know what happen to the team from the first half coz that was’nt the same team in the second……so much better all over the park…..perez looked really sharp when he come on and mitro as well…..brilliant second half…well played lads

  • 277 bettyswallocks // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Are you watching , are you watching, are you watching Jesperfuglslang.
    Are you watching Jesperfuglslang!

  • 278 Bambams // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    What a goal by PEREZ

    What a second half !

    Proud of the boys today

  • 279 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    even cashley seemed joyed about that win best of all it’s back to back wins with a 3rd consecutive win waiting for us the only thing missing is Leicester city themselves beating chelsea allowing us remain about chelsea and a smaller team sitting top.

  • 280 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Back on form!!! Now to keep it going through to trasnfer window when we can add to the squad!

  • 281 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Back this up against Villa now, have to.

  • 282 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    I must say, smart by Macca to put Mitro and Perez on when he did. Turned the game, Spurs were getting tired and couldn’t deal with speed and control of Perez and pure aggressiveness of Mitro.

  • 283 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    lukes26 – agree on Sissoko. Immense today.

  • 284 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Up to the dizzy heights of 15th place !! I can’t handle it !!

  • 285 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    xmas comes early
    ashley to bring in no-one new
    the whole team are like new signings

  • 286 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Manx…you don’t set up your team to have to make change to win the game…you set it up to win the game!

    …it could have been a lot worse at half time. It was a poor decision from McClaren that almost cost us. I know from past experience you would never admit that.

    I am happy Spurs let us back in to the game and the grabbed the opportunity and McClaren made the right tactically decisions in the end.

  • 287 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    17/2 for the win with bet victor
    Just won £900
    Whoop whoop

  • 288 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    *we grabbed the…

  • 289 TheToonKing // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Luke26 – I don’t agree at all… Sissoko was tosh except a couple of flair ups. He needs to work harder and be more consistent. Some of the balls he put in …terrible…and lost Rose on multiple occasions.

  • 290 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    elliot possibly man of the match for me kept us in it

  • 291 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    jib
    should have gone with sky who were 50-1 at 1-0 down and 17-1 at 1-1

  • 292 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Wow haha Merry Christmas Jib..

  • 293 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    betty…read post #61

  • 294 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    I actually thought when I saw Mitro come on he looked leaner and fitter. It shouldn’t take him till December to get fit. That’s as much the club’s fault.

  • 295 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    JT

    Are we nonplussed? I never saw that result coming!

  • 296 willowdalerez // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Will read comments to see how how first 75 mins of game were. Mitro missing that sitter right near the end could have cost us the win but thankfully Perez was there in added time! Right off now Cheers all!!

  • 297 SPRINGY // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    blackley
    mitro did look leaner and quicker….and he’s just said he’s been working with the fitness bloke more the last few weeks

  • 298 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    MOTM

    perez, his arrival onto the pitch was a game changer and coming on at half time could be a good tactic to use, opposition will be tiring out, he’ll still have fresh legs and get round spurs easily.

  • 299 lochinvar // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    BlackleyandBrownley@294
    Mitro went to the fitness coach when he scored – probably weaned him off the pies and turning him into a lean mean fighting machine ( not too much fighting now Mitro )
    Get in

  • 300 Hail Wor Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    All our forwards look fitter than they have for a long time, with the exception of Perez, whose never wavered in that respect.

    Dumbfounded and will be for a while yet There’s some fight in the dog at last!

  • 301 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Toonking my balls aren’t that big 😀

  • 302 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Can’t mess up now against Villa. It’s massive.

  • 303 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    We did the same thing to Spurs last season!

  • 304 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Time to cheer on Leicester, it would be good to see in the New Year above Chelsea.

  • 305 firebug666 // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    If we can put that second half performance in at home to Villa we should win the game.

    But that’s a big (if) in there.

  • 306 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    yes nonplussed as ed is with calling someone to fa@k off and die great use of jibs so called intelligence

  • 307 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    “Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Possibly time for Mrs Tuff to stop calling our head coach Wally ?”

    Without wanting to run the risk of being called a braggard I repost
    the following:-

    “Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Depends which team turns up today. Still a bit surprised at the obvious increased effort last week.
    If they can replicate that effort -and don’t make any gaffes could get a result.
    2 -1 to the Toon.”

    So Jibberish just shut it – stick to rugby as you know nowt about football.

  • 308 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Lochinvar/Springy
    It’s the middle of December. How come he’s only getting into shape now? Better late than never, I suppose.

  • 309 Tsunki // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Ron same player too ha ha

  • 310 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    four if not more to the spuds im afraid

    F@ck off and die c@nt

    Ha ha ha

  • 311 lochinvar // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Tsunki
    ” nurse, oxygen ” !
    Like it – big smile moment

  • 312 toonking // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Getting a win next week could put ourselves 2 wins ahead of 17th and 3 wins ahead of 16th

    New vs Villa (H)
    manure V norwich
    chelsea V scums
    swansea V west ham
    west brom bournmouth

  • 313 Dennis Twice // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

  • 314 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    four if not more to the spuds im afraid

    F@ck off and die c@nt are

    Ha ha ha

  • 315 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    superb intelligence that jib

  • 316 sing in the corner // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Haha,sweet watching Ali with his head in his hands at the end. He faded badly as the game went on. Here’s a song for him: ‘you shoulda signed for a big club, signed for a big club!’ 🙂

  • 317 John Tudor // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    just post it under your alter egos to make sure ed sees it
    nobheed

  • 318 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    I took a wrong turn at 4.45 today and went down a parallel universe. Didn’t see that happening in the one I was in. I like these quantum leaps.

  • 319 Mister Tuff // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:11 PM
    Toonking my balls aren’t that big

    Jib Jibberish – blog pest – if I ever caught up with you you’d have big balls -due to the swelling – after I gave you a good cojones hoofing – and you’d squeal like a piglet.

  • 320 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    6 points from the last 2 games. Never saw that coming, especially against Liv and Spurs.

  • 321 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Absolutely delighted with that, glad it wasn’t an earlier kick off or tbe night shift were getting woke up with that winner.

  • 322 Ron Knee // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Tsunki

    Did you see the Villa match? Arsenal fizzled out, too. I think Garde is doing a good job so who knows what will happen we play them.

  • 323 Malta Mag // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Oh how I love being wrong!!!!! I predicted 0-2 defeat and then this, what a bonus. I said a while back that we should build the team around Perez and hopefully he won’t be made the scapegoat again when the rest of the team don’t turn up. Let’s hope Mitro starts against Villa because his sheer presence alone causes alarm.

  • 324 TroubledToon // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Wooohoooo!!! Brilliant effort lads!!!
    If only Bournemouth hadn’t won their last 2 as well, wudve been even better… But, men, what the heck.. I’ll still take 6 points vs Liverpool n Spuds

  • 325 TroubledToon // Dec 13, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Wooohoooo!!! Brilliant effort lads!!!
    If only Bournemouth hadn’t won their last 2 as well, wudve been even better… But, meh, what the heck.. I’ll still take 6 points vs Liverpool n Spuds




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